November 15th, 2011

Mervyn On His Knees
Bank Bans Footage of King Kneeling Before Queen

Broadcasters have been left scratching their heads on why the Bank of England have asked the Palace not to release the footage of Mervyn King receiving his knighthood. The Bank’s spinners confirmed that the strange request had been made, but refused to comment on why. Nothing to do with the powerful image of the Governor on his knees…


85 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That the taxpayers are paying for?

    • 5
      BillyBob... says:

      Manipulating the press? It is just what they do………

    • 8
      The rich look after the rich says:

      So yet another banker has been rewarded for failure.

      • 13
        Mervyn King economic terrorist says:

        What do you mean failure? It’s a great success to have presided over the largest deficit in the UK’s history, larger than the other 300 years of the Bank of England’s existence combined.

        It’s been a great success that I’ve been in charge when the first run on a bank occurred in 110 years. Record breaking devaluation of the UK Pound (and don’t forget it’s still devaluing), printing fake money to launder through the UK economy and pretend it’s “growth”, record inflation. The BoE and government have not sent one crooked banker to prison for defrauding taxpayers.

        I also presided over the sale of the Bank of England’s gold holdings, and Gordon Brown selling over half the UK taxpayers gold reserves to buy worthless bis of paper called Euros and Dollars.

        On a personal note, I have presided over protecting all the pensions of those that work in in the Bank of England with index-link, inflation proof pensions, so we will get paid no matter what happens to the burning UK economy.

        I think the record of mine speaks for itself as a great success.

        • 85
          Call My Bluff says:

          All too true! The elite have now restructured wealth and debt to ensure that aspiration for the majority is a thing of the past, social mobility at an end and the burden of falling living standards passed to the middle classes. As for the underclass well you saw their idea of a day out shopping a few months back. Expect more of the same.

          There is simply no political party to challenge any of this yet and I suspect it will take the full bitter hardship of the second wave of recession to bring one to the fore. Who knows by 2020 you might just have a real Conservative Party again? Cameron and Osborne are the dog end of the whole New Labour/Blair/Brown/Banker project they will because more harm yet.

      • 73
        Disliker of Bankers says:

        I’m not at all keen on bankers myself.

    • 20
      Rage Against the Political Elite says:

      The economic terrorists are being caught by their own inability to run their ponsi schemes.
      TAX UP, Economy going down the toilet. Energy Tax up, no money left for private business. Shutting in the North Sea under 81% TAX. Employ a few more public sector workers give them a bigger pension, he he he. Not long now for economic system collapsing.

      • 22
        Rage Against the Political Elite says:

        Oh and lets have more education education education, and rob the private sector to pay for it and make sure there are no Jobs in that sector and the government are the only ones that will employ them. Just pissed my pants laughing.

      • 34
        misterned says:

        I wonder why we are risking bankrupting entire populations in the EU, when according to a little reported and limited audit of the Federal Reserve, the European banks have received a whopping great big sixteen Trillian dollars in bailouts from the Fed?

        When the EU countries themselves cannot quite scrape up a ONE Trillion Euro bail-out fund, what happened to the $16,000,000,000,000 dollar fund?

        That is IF the following linked article is true, of course?

        http://www.unelected.org/audit-of-the-federal-reserve-reveals-16-trillion-in-secret-bailouts

        • 61
          Arthur Bent says:

          That article is wrong. Look at page 130 of the GAO report before table 8. If that plonker had actually read it then he would have seen that it said that a loan via the PDCF of $10bn for 30 days would count as $300bn whereas it is actually just the same loan of $10bn rolled over. So the numbers are not meaningful in the way you want us to believe them. You should probably divide these numbers by 30 or 100 or something to get the actual amounts loaned.

    • 23
      AngryEnglishJon says:

      Off With His Head!

    • 24
      misterned says:

      Or was it because, (dons tinfoil hat) the Queen had to bend her knee to the Chairman of the Bank of England and she shape sifts into a lizard in his presence?

  2. 2
    Up sh1t creek says:

    He kneels before his banking friends too.

    • 6
      BillyBob... says:

      No doubt he is thinking, “I’m alright……the plebs can f8ck off”.

    • 35
      Greychatter says:

      ‘ankers brought the country to its knees. so maybe Merv is just following the trend.
      I pity the Queen having to be “nice” to these “career civil service burocrats” who don’t seem to give a toss for the people who pay their salaries.
      Remember Prince Philip a couple of years ago at an opening of Parliament, when Labour was in power, pretending to throw the Queen’s speech over his shoulder. As a jesture of “What Crap”

  3. 3
    Flim flam says:

    He’s probably a non-bender or a glass back.

  4. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/T a bit start digging on this one?

    • 15
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Boring. When Cameron starts a sentence with the words “I am delighted to announce”, it should be followed by “that I have sacked Theresa May”, or “my resignation” or “that we will have a referendum on EU membership”.

      Some crap about some knighted parasite moving up the pay-scale in the public sector just doesn’t cut the mustard.

      • 48
        Sophie says:

        + 1.

        I think we can safely say that Cameron has lost the Conservative womens vote.

      • 51
        misterned says:

        True enough. I have long since failed to get any joy out of anything the Prime minister says.

        I did enjoy the first few weeks of optimism and the actual delivery of a policy I have fought against for a decade in the scrapping of the ID card policy.

        It has been mostly downhill since then. Although the Government earns my praise for actually seeing to it that local authorities in England have filled in something like 98% of the potholes from last winter. A much better job than labour ever did.

        Other than ID cards and potholes, and the national debt rising a little more slowly than it would have under labour, there is little to cheer.

        • 62
          The Paragnostic says:

          Mind you, misterned, the filling in of the potholes was done on the cheap, at roughly the same quality as that nice bunch of fellas who knock at your door and offer to tarmac your drive. It’s a wonder Dale Farm didn’t just lift and blow away, but perhaps they work better for their own.

          One good cold snap, plus a thaw and they’ll all be lifting again, to be torn out by the next heavy vehicle that comes along.

          You’re spot on about the ID cards though – that was the only positive I can see.

          • misterned says:

            The shoddy pot-hole mending might be true where you live, Paragnostic, I cannot account for all the roads of the UK, but where I live, entire roads have been relaid and are billiard table smooth. elsewhere potholes have been filled properly. The states of the roads around where I live are a vast improvement on what went before.

    • 78
      Thick as pig shit voter from Cowdenbeath says:

      Camoron you fooled me once, but not again…….Still what do you care your a 1 term PM, off to the EU when you have sold your country down the river…..Oh what I would give for a true conservative as PM…………

  5. 7
    anon says:

    Perhaps he removed his shoes and was facing towards Mecca

  6. 9
    Dwayne Dibley Ed says:

    I’m on my knees, in fwon’t of union masters. Am I actually the leader of the opposition? Do we like Europe today?

    Help!

  7. 11
    No income tax no VAT says:

    Ed balls calling for a cut in VAT for small builders on the daily politics. He obviously doesn’t have the same cash in hand small builders that everyone else does.

  8. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Wonder what some of the others that make the honours list make of seeing Merv given a top gong make of it.

    Assorted forces veterans, public spirited individuals and those that have truly excelled in their chose field. They must feel like handing their back when a clown like Merv gets handed one. Not that he’s the only one getting an honour on dubious merit of course.

    • 18
      Sir Fred Goodwin says:

      Disgraceful, isn’t it?

    • 21
      jgm2 says:

      Mervyn King will be taking the view that if he hadn’t sat there and watched the Maximum Imbecile destroy the UK economy and get rewarded with a Knighthood then some other fucker would only be too happy to step up.

      David Blanchflower for instance. Now there’s a chap for whom even Brown’s reckless imbecility would have seemed over-cautious.

      • 67
        The Paragnostic says:

        Too right jgm2 – King warned about the moral hazard of bailing out failed banks, but was told in no uncertain terms to shut up or take a walk. He probably thought he could mitigate the worst excesses of Labour largesse towards their Scottish friends by staying, but it has cost him a lot in pride and integrity.

        I feel sorry for him – being stuck between a Northern Rock and a hard place can’t have been fun.

        • 79
          misterned says:

          Indeed, he has had to mitigate the worst of labour’s fuck up by actually printing 200 billion.

          Now he is having to do the similar, to a smaller extent (only 75 billion) for the liberal conservative coalition.

          We need real conservatives in power.

    • 74
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      When am I going to get my Knighthood or, even better, Peerage? Jahbulon.

      • 82
        Charles Bronson says:

        I will knight you, up the arse, when you are incarcerated in the nonce’s wing in Parkhurst.

  9. 14
    Brillo v Balls says:

    Brillo is just brilliant at interviewing Balls. He must the the only person at the BBC who can see that Balls is talking complete shite and what’s more expose it to the viewer.

    • 65
      How clean is your mouse says:

      And I’ve been blaming the dog for the pooey stench in the sitting room in the last couple of hours.

    • 66
      What a plonker. says:

      It was great watching Brillo skewering Blinky Balls on the DP show .
      The outright lies and not answering any question would make
      even mad Gordon Brown blush ,if that was possible.

  10. 16
    Seth the pig farmer says:

    Gosh, and there was silly old me thinking that knighthoods were given out as recognition by a grateful nation of a lifetime of service at the highest level and therefore a matter of enourmous personal pride and part of the public record.

    Seems more like a shameful example of danegeld.

    • 25
      Anon says:

      Knighthoods became debased years ago, when they (Major’s government?) started handing them out to darts-players.

      Which creep will get one next? Tracey Emin? Damien Hurst?

    • 44
      Larry the Cat says:

      It should be a firm rule that governors of the bank are given a fized salary for teh duration of their term and and pension which is entirely contributory and not in any way indexed linked to inflation. That will concentrate their minds on the effects of failure.

  11. 19
    Greychatter says:

    Probably because his Gold Plated Pension is so big he was struggling to pick it up.

  12. 26
    bird with small brain says:

    O/T. Watching the ‘borders’ enquiry on the news channel: so it turns out that the lax border control was initiated by Labour in 2007. Ha ha ha!

    • 29
      jgm2 says:

      Which is why they were so remarkably well informed about their existence.

      Just as they were so remarkably well informed about News International’s but only after NI had swapped allegiance.

    • 80
      misterned says:

      2007? in 1999, I exited and returned to the UK via the Channel Tunnel rail system in a car driven by a Bangladeshi national. Despite him waving his green passport out of the car window and shouting at the border guards that he was not an EU citizen, the guards waived us through without any checks whatsoever.

  13. 30
    Tommy Da Meatball Watson says:

    When I gonna getta my Sirhood…

  14. 33
    Sophie's Ridge says:

    I’m bound to get a job at the BBC soon, I’m such left wing twat!

  15. 37
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:
  16. 38
    Carlos the Jackal says:

    Is it because he tried to suck her off , like he does with the politicians?

    Wheres Carlos the Jackal when you need him?

  17. 40
    carry on up william hague says:

    nowt wrong wit kneeling before a queen bi thunder!

  18. 43
    Sophie says:

    Him kneeling would be a succinct image summing up the rewards for failure of the ruling elites.

    Mervyn King deserves to be hung for his treachery. He supported McMental – the fiscal lunatic & great destroyer of generations to come – & his rewqard is a scak of gold & a gong.

    Once again the honours system is debased by corrupt scum.

  19. 46
    annette curton says:

    I think that most people of an above average I.Q have realised by now that being knighted in this country or being ennobled to the HOL has become nothing more than a badge of dishonour. Wear it with the shame it deserves.

    • 59
      I only asked says:

      Now that the House of Lords has become the sole province of superannuated MP’s made life peers, surely there is now a case for hereditary peerages to be reintroduced as a real mark of honour for those who really deserve them, anyone who has ever served at any layer of government higher than a parish council and members of the Civil Service being, of course, debarred.

  20. 49
    smoggie says:

    I suspect Maj pricked him with her sword a couple of times in the chest.

    “Take that and that, Sir! That’s on behalf of all pensioners.”

    • 55
      annette curton says:

      If Wolsey had fucked up anything like as much as Mervin, ‘Enery would have had his head cut off toute suite.

  21. 60
    nell says:

    Well he’ll become the latest in a long line of failures for the HoL.

    Hope this means he’s finished with the BoE and that the Bank will now get a proper Bank manager one who understands money.

  22. 63
    bernie boons says:

    Wasn’t that the day when there was an emergency as they thought the sewers nearby had collapsed?

    It was actually the nasty whiff of Merv’s fart as he knelt down on one knee.

  23. 68
    Democracy is disappearing says:

    Worst Bank of England governor ever. Rewarded with a knighthood or sacked without pension for gross incompetence? Mmmm that’s a toughie!

  24. 70
    The Paragnostic says:

    O/T, but the US Marines have just bought all our Harriers.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/15/harriers_saved/

    It seems that at least one fighting force will continue to benefit, even if they only use them for spares.

    Well done, Rusty!

  25. 83
    Jacky Treehorn says:

    If it bothers him that much to be seen Kneeling before the Queen, why didn’t he
    just refuse the honour. I just don’t understand some people’t, if you don’t buy in
    to the whole Monarchy thing, just say no thanks. You can’t pick and choose what
    parts to accept, sounds like a complete hypocrite.


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